Cedar Bell Farms, Nebraska
Eugene Glock was born and raised in Butler County, Neb. He graduated with an associate degree in applied science from UNL's College of Agriculture in 1951. After serving two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, he and his wife, Melba, moved to the farm where they live today. He farms 720 acres with his son Ted. They raise corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa, using four pivot systems and one gravity system. About 240 acres are devoted to dryland farming.
Glock has served on the boards of directors of Ag Builders of Nebraska, the Nebraska Soybean Association (of which he was the first president), the American Soybean Association Board (vice president of research) and the Farmers Co-op Grain in Rising City, in the capacity of chair. He also served on UNL's Chancellor's Advisory Committee and currently serves on the University of Nebraska President's Advisory Committee and water resources advisory panel. He is a member of the Water Policy Task Force, serving as chairman of the funding subcommittee from 2006 to 2008. He was state agriculture representative on U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey's staff for the 12 years Kerrey was in the U.S. Senate. Glock was instrumental in the formation of Nebraska's Natural Resources Districts, which are local government entities charged with protecting the area's natural resources.